London-based singer-songwriter Tiggi Hawke recently dropped a new single, entitled “NYC,” a song dripping with soul and pop flavors.
Writing from the heart, Hawke says, “I try really hard to always write from my own experience. And that’s the only way I can relate to what I am singing. I keep it slightly ambiguous. There aren’t many songs I relate to that strongly but doing that is the absolute goal. If my words can resonate, if anything like that can happen, that’s a little miracle!”
Tiggi Hawke began her music career when she was 16-years-old, working with Michael and Marli Harwood at Tileyard Studio in Kings Cross.
According to Tiggi, “They gave me the confidence to praise this as a career. They encouraged me to be more me, after a lifetime of not being me. ‘You be you’ doesn’t go down well at school when you’re you and that you is somehow different. They broadened everything for me and taught me that being a singer/songwriter could be a career.”
Right now, Hawke is not considering putting out an album, as she believes changes in the music industry are not conducive to albums. She explains, “With the whole advent of streaming, everything changed so quickly unless you’re Adele or Ed Sheeran, an album is not the best way to get money going on streaming platforms. I am not at that stage yet so I will keep going with singles and EPs.”
“NYC” opens on emerging synths, shimmering with delicate energy, and then flows into an infectious electro-pop melody riding a potent rhythm powered by crisp percussion and a fat, rumbling bassline. Glowing layers of flavors emanate from the synths, infusing the tune with lustrous washes of sonic color.
Hawke’s scrumptious voice, cool and stylishly inflected, imbues the lyrics with tantalizing timbres traveling on velvety textures. “I left my heart in New York City.”
“NYC” is deliciously superb, radiating spellbinding hues, a contagious pulsing rhythm, and the exquisitely evocative voice of Tiggi Hawke.
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